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Homo sapiens   /hˈoʊmoʊ sˈeɪpiənz/   Listen
Homo sapiens

noun
1.
The only surviving hominid; species to which modern man belongs; bipedal primate having language and ability to make and use complex tools; brain volume at least 1400 cc.



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"Homo sapiens" Quotes from Famous Books



... Challon-Homer, however, I needed a better reason than simple self-preservation. I have that better reason. It lies in you, in Timmy, and in all your kind. Perhaps you'll see the connection when I tell you that although the Challon are the most intelligent race yet known to exist, Homo sapiens is at present not far behind them. Only more efficient communication and the great strides that it makes possible has advanced the Challon culture and science so disproportionately ...
— The Short Life • Francis Donovan

... indistinguishable from the Terran or Sirian; differences are mainly cultural, and sometimes an isolated culture will mutate in a strange direction or remain, atavists, somewhere halfway to the summit of the ladder of evolution—which, at least on the known planets, still reckons homo sapiens as the ...
— The Planet Savers • Marion Zimmer Bradley



Words linked to "Homo sapiens" :   Boskop man, human, man, homo, Cro-magnon, human being, Homo sapiens neanderthalensis, genus Homo, modern man



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